VietNamNet Bridge - At least 75 out of 105 kilometers of Vietnam’s most modern highway connecting Hanoi and Hai Phong has opened for service with six traffic lanes and two shoulders.
The Hanoi-Hai Phong Highway started construction in May, 2008 and is expected to be done by December this year. Total investment capital is estimated at VND45,487 billion (US$2.02 billion).
After being built, it will become the most modern highway in Vietnam contributing to reduction of traffic jam and accidents along Highway 5.
This is the first highway of Vietnam built under international standards.
Permissible speed is 120 kilometers an hour and standard toll rate is VND1,500 per vehicle per kilometer.
The lowest toll rate is VND110,000 for cars and minibuses of less than 12 seats, trucks of below two tons and public buses. The highest toll fee hits VND600,000 to trucks of from 18 tons and higher and 40 feet container trucks.